I spent a couple of hours with my mom at the hospital this afternoon. Her name is Pearl Stauffer and she is 81 (thanks for asking, Ian). At what age do most women not care about the public broadcasting of their age? I think I’m safe at 81, especially with my mom!
I was surprised – she’s a lot better than I would be given the circumstances! She was bright and positive and didn’t complain. I’m thankful that she is doing so well. The rest of my family is rallying around her very well – she feels appreciated.
She thought her surgery was really interesting, as she was conscious throughout the procedure (they froze her lower half). They replaced her left hip ball, the socket was still good. She said she was able to detach herself intellectually and listen in as an observer. Shudder. I’m a wimp. Even though the recovery is a drag, I think I’d go with the general anesthetic!
When I say that I wouldn’t do as well, I have evidence. A few years ago I had surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon. Just ask my wife how bright and positive I was after that surgery.